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Your ideal presidential candidate

Posted by Chance on April 20, 2007

Click here to find out who your ideal presidential candidate is.

My top match was Republican candidate and libertarian Ron Paul, which was no surprise.

I had a match of 76% with Tom Tancredo, who I had never heard of. However, my wife told me there was a guy from Colorado running for the Presidency, and it turns out this is him. Neat.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t find html for the page, so I will do a crude copy and paste.

1. Theoretical Ideal Candidate (100%)
2. Ron Paul (78%) (Member of libertarian party and Repub. candidate for President)
3. Tom Tancredo (76%)
4. Kent McManigal (75%)
5. Chuck Hagel (75%)
6. John McCain (72%)
7. Mitt Romney (70%)
8. Newt Gingrich (66%)
9. Duncan Hunter (66%)
10. Sam Brownback (65%)
11. Fred Thompson (59%)
12. Rudolph Giuliani (52%)
13. Mike Huckabee (48%)
14. Jim Gilmore (46%)
15. Tommy Thompson (44%)
16. Bill Richardson (44%)
17. Christopher Dodd (38%)
18. Al Gore (35%)
19. John Edwards (34%)
20. Barack Obama (33%)
21. Hillary Clinton (32%)
22. Dennis Kucinich (28%)
23. Joseph Biden (27%)
24. Wesley Clark (25%)
25. Mike Gravel (15%)
26. Elaine Brown (9%)

Note: The hardest question for me was #3, on balancing civil liberties vs. security. I feel that I am somewhere between the libertarians and conservatives on this. I realize the importance of protecting civil liberties, but I may favor some sacrifices. The first time I favored security and Tancredo was my top person. When I switched to civil liberties Paul was on the top.

Hat tip to Neil Simpson.

Update: Supposedly, Tancredo is really tough on immigration, and that is what he is known for here in Colorado, whereas I’m for a more open immigration policy (but still believe people should do it legally.)

Update 2: After you finish filling out the quiz, it takes you to some advertisement page. There should be a link near the top of the page that you can click to skip all that stuff.

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6 Responses to “Your ideal presidential candidate”

  1. Anonymous said

    You might want to take a look at Jim Gilmore on the national security – civil liberties balance. He was Governor of VA on 9/11 and chaired the Gilmore Commission. He’s since created the National Council on Readiness and Preparedness.

    However he’s a big civil liberties proponent, and has been praised by a number of Republicans for being strong on national security without wanting to turn the country into a police state.

    He’s definitely a long shot, but he occurred to me when I saw your post.

  2. Michael Westmoreland-White said

    I tried to fill this out (expecting that Kucinich would be my ideal candidate), but when I got to the end, I didn’t get results, just a rip-off bunch of data-mining to sell me stuff I don’t want. And it asked stuff that is no one’s business about my race, etc.

  3. Chance said

    Hey Michael,
    How dare you accuse me of working for a data mining company and using this blog to promote that?

    Wait, uh, nevermind.

    When I did it, somewhere near the top there was a “click here” to see the results. It may be browser dependent. Sorry it didn’t work out for you.

  4. dolphin said

    1. Theoretical Ideal Candidate (100%)
    2. Dennis Kucinich (75%)
    3. Barack Obama (71%)
    4. Christopher Dodd (70%)
    5. Kent McManigal (66%)
    6. Hillary Clinton (64%)
    7. Joseph Biden (62%)
    8. Al Gore (61%)
    9. Wesley Clark (58%)
    10. Ron Paul (57%)
    11. Bill Richardson (52%)
    12. John Edwards (47%)
    13. Rudolph Giuliani (35%)
    14. Mike Gravel (32%)
    15. Mitt Romney (32%)
    16. Newt Gingrich (32%)
    17. John McCain (31%)
    18. Chuck Hagel (28%)
    19. Elaine Brown (28%)
    20. Tommy Thompson (27%)
    21. Mike Huckabee (25%)
    22. Fred Thompson (22%)
    23. Sam Brownback (22%)
    24. Tom Tancredo (22%)
    25. Jim Gilmore (17%)
    26. Duncan Hunter (17%)

  5. Dan Trabue said

    1. Theoretical Ideal Candidate (100%)
    2. Dennis Kucinich (91%)
    3. Barack Obama (77%)

    No surprises here.

    Yeah, Michael, I think Chance is right. I saw the button at the top that allowed me to bypass the junk.

  6. Glen said

    1. Theoretical Candidate- 100% (obviously)
    2. Chuck Hagel- 78% (no way)
    3. Newt Gingrich- 77%
    4. Tom Tancredo- 73%
    5. Mitt Romney- 73%
    6. Duncan Hunter- 72%
    7. Kent McManigal- 72% (who?)
    8. John McCain- 71% (when hell freezes over)
    9. Sam Brownback- 69%
    10. Fred Thompson- 69%
    11. Ron Paul- 61%
    12. Rudy Giuliani- 56% (make that zero %)
    13. Jim Gilmore- 54% (another ?)
    14. Mike Huckabee- 51%
    15. Tommy Thompson- 45%

    Chuck Hagel, no way.

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